Here are five FREE Kindle books for you in the Amazon Kindle store: as of this posting, each of the books was free on the Amazon website but please make sure you check the pricing before you smack the “buy” button as the pricing can (and does) change at any time!

Then Like the Blind Man: Orbie’s Story by Freddie Owens Wegela has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 5 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through January 17th.

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten backcountry of Kentucky. And, for young Orbie Ray, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open his family’s darkest secrets. Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie’s Story is the enthralling debut novel by Freddie Owens, which tells the story of a spirited wunderkind in the segregated South of the 1950s and the forces he must overcome to restore order in his world. Rich in authentic vernacular and evocative of a time and place long past, this absorbing work of magical realism offered up with a Southern twist will engage readers who relish the Southern literary canon, or any tale well told.

Nine-year-old Orbie already has his cross to bear. After the sudden death of his father, his mother Ruby has off and married his father’s coworker and friend Victor, a slick-talking man with a snake tattoo. Since the marriage, Orbie, his sister Missy, and his mother haven’t had a peaceful moment with the heavy-drinking, fitful new man of the house. Orbie hates his stepfather more than he can stand; this fact lands him at his grandparents’ place in Harlan’s Crossroads, Kentucky, when Victor decides to move the family to Florida without including him. In his new surroundings, Orbie finds little to distract him from Granpaw’s ornery ways and constant teasing jokes about snakes.

As Orbie grudgingly adjusts to life with his doting Granny and carping Granpaw, who are a bit too keen on their black neighbors for Orbie’s taste, not to mention their Pentecostal congregation of snake handlers, he finds his world views changing, particularly when it comes to matters of race, religion, and the true cause of his father’s death. He befriends a boy named Willis, who shares his love of art, but not his skin color. And, when Orbie crosses paths with the black Choctaw preacher, Moses Mashbone, he learns of a power that could expose and defeat his enemies, but can’t be used for revenge. When a storm of unusual magnitude descends, he happens upon the solution to a paradox that is both magical and ordinary. The question is, will it be enough?

Equal parts Hamlet and Huckleberry Finn, it’s a tale that’s both rich in meaning, timely in its social relevance, and rollicking with boyhood adventure. The novel mines crucial contemporary issues, as well as the universality of the human experience while also casting a beguiling light on boyhood dreams and fears. It’s a well-spun, nuanced work of fiction that is certain to resonate with lovers of literary fiction, particularly in the grand Southern tradition of storytelling.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/orbie into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Bluegrass State of Mind by Kathleen Brooks has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 256 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through January 18th.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

See where the USA Today Bestselling Author Kathleen Brooks began!
This is the first book in Kathleen Brooks’ Best-Selling Bluegrass Series.

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1q5cj7 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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The Journey by Laura Lond has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through January 31st.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

His father killed in war before he was three, his mother unexpectedly dying when he was eight, Jecosan Tarres is young and poor, yet he has something not many men have: a faithful heart, a strong spirit, and the knowledge of truth taught to him by his mother and Priest Shaledan. Alone for a year, but later befriended by Dalian the blacksmith, he has already beaten the odds of being destitute and forgotten, but clearly something or someone is at work in his life. With his faithful dog Gart and his friend Dalian, he sets out on a life defining journey after a messenger visits him with a commission to go to Kanavar, the ancient capital of Meoria, where he is to enter the king’s service and somehow prevent the war that is about to break out in his country. There are powerful forces interested in his journey, both to fail and succeed. Join young Jecosan as he struggles along, escaping sudden traps, facing prison and captivity, fighting pain and despair, losing and making friends.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/vss742 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Rest for the Wicked – The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1 by Cate Dean has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 37 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through January 20th.

Category: Suspense / Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

She’s running from her past. And running out of time.

Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop, The Wiche’s Broom, in an ordinary California beach town. But Claire wasn’t always ordinary, and she isn’t quite human. She hides a secret, and a past she thought she had put behind her.

A past that is about to explode into her present.

When it does, and everyone she loves is in danger, Claire must face up to her past – and become what she left behind in order to save them.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/lo6bvh into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Homeschool Radio Shows: How and Why You Should be Using Old Time Radio Programs in YOUR Homeschool by Jim Erskine has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 79 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through January 18th.

Category: Non-Fiction / Education

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Old Time Radio programs are wonderful, family-friendly entertainment. But did you know they are also a great way to enhance your homeschooling as well? Even better: These classic programs can teach your kids some things that TV, movies and video games cannot: How to be a better listener, and how to use their own imagination.

This concise, practical manual explains why listening to these classic programs can dramatically improve your children’s listening skills, and how they develop a child’s own creativity and imagination. It then gives you practical, proven ideas on how to easily incorporate old time radio programs into your kids’ homeschooling – making history and literature “come to life” in an exciting new way.

FREE BONUS AUDIO DOWNLOADS INCLUDED!

Also included with this kindle book are FIVE full-length Old Time Radio programs (in MP3 format) especially chosen for homeschool listeners PLUS exclusive “Listening & Discussion Guides” for each program, designed to make these classic programs an even more valuable educational addition to your homeschool curriculum!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1njrkt into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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12 Responses to “5 FREE Kindle Books”

  1. Sheila Berger  Says:

    Thanks!

  2. Anna Sue Gaukel  Says:

    Thanks for the free books!

  3. Madeleine Becan Myers  Says:

    Then Like the Blind Man sounds good–love Southern Gothic!

  4. Rhonda Hainzlsperger  Says:

    Thanks.

  5. Brenda Long-Griffith  Says:

    Thanks so much!

  6. Donna Rossi Havern  Says:

    thank you!

  7. Madeleine Becan Myers  Says:

    Then Like the Blind Man sounds good–love Southern Gothic!

  8. Anna Sue Gaukel  Says:

    Thanks for the free books!

  9. Brenda Long-Griffith  Says:

    Thanks so much!

  10. Donna Rossi Havern  Says:

    thank you!

  11. Rhonda Hainzlsperger  Says:

    Thanks.

  12. Sheila Berger  Says:

    Thanks!

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